"All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust." Peter Pan Since I was a teenager, I always dreamed of living in France. Besides boring French class in high school, I remember spending a few months in college learning French in the cracks of my day, convinced I was headed there after ... Read More about The Wise Still Wish
“We’re all tempted to be assholes. Craving to be the boss. Desiring to climb the ladder. Jealous to call the shots. Pushing to stand in the position of influence.” Richard Beck If there is anything I aspire to be in this world it’s this: I want to be different. I can trace the roots of my ... Read More about Solidarity, Sameness, and Other Unlikely Ways to Achieve Success
The thought of being different a year from now fills me with equal parts excitement and anxiety. I know the work involved of becoming and growing and changing. It takes intentional effort on our end, or does it? Developing new habits, making a physical move to a new place, diligently rearranging our ... Read More about Let Life Erode You (Becoming A Grand Canyon)
"Accompaniment....is at the heart of all human growth. We humans need to walk together to break through the shell of egotism that engulfs us and prevents us from realizing our full humanity." Jean Vanier Do you ever realize what doesn’t make it into the photo albums? As I look ... Read More about When You Look Through Your Photos This Year…I Hope You See This.
“…to become what I am born to do…it is about living to the highest boundaries of my humanity and making life more human around me.” Joan Chittister I’ve been afraid to be a human for thirty-seven years. But I guess, it’s justifiable. Being human is hard. I am not sure any of us would ... Read More about Why You Need Not Be Afraid of Being Human